September 4, 2012
Can Obama fill Bank of America stadium for his speech?
Democrats have been fretting about the crowd for the final night of the convention which will be held at the Bank of America stadium in Charlotte. The stadium holds 74,000 people and with convention delegates, workers, and party officials expected to fill out only about 1/3 of that number, the Obama campaign has been desperately casting about for warm bodies to fill the remaining seats. Fox News: College students from across North Carolina will arrive in Charlotte by the busload. Same with members of predominantly black churches in neighboring South Carolina. Their goal: help fill a 74,000-seat outdoor stadium to capacity when President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination Thursday night. Anything short of a full house on the final night of the Democratic Party's national convention will be instant fodder for Republicans eager to use empty seats as symbols of waning voter enthusiasm for Obama. Democrats have been fretting for months over whether the...(Read Full Post)